United States v. Emerson

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United States v. Emerson
Court U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
Citation 270 F.3d 203 (5th Cir. 2001)
Date decided 2001


The defendant was charged with shipping a firearm, which was the state law.


Whether the language of the Second Amendment: “… a well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed” protects the rights of individuals or members of the state militia to own guns.


The amendment applies to individual rights.


The Second Amendment does protect individual rights.